Thursday, October 17, 2013
A few years ago mom and I sailed the Hawaiian Islands...we barely made it passed Diamond Head before losing one of the sails which resulted in the need to anchor off of Kauai for repairs. It was a 96 ft. sailboat with a working crew and a group of Elderhostel participants...most of who had never sailed. Needless to say, we needed a lot of barf bags! There were only 5 of us die hard sailors. I remember one attorney complaining loudly that she spent a $1,000 to be miserable and would someone just kill her...I thought at the time that she must be very dramatic in the courtroom, lol. Now, whenever I see a single sailboat I think of my parents and the strength they had individually and together and I hope that I have passed on those traits to my own children.
My sister and I were just about shopped out...who would have thought that I would go all the way to Hawaii to shop at a Costco, Ross Dress for less and a giant mall! To get a break from the window shopping we headed to the local Art Museum where much to our delight a show of Georgia O'Keefe and Ansel Adams was on display! Oh how I wished HH were here...he would have loved this show!
Although I have been to the islands before I hadn't really done the vacationer tour. Previously I had come to sail, run a race and visit my nephew. But this time...with my emos (aunts) we wanted to be tourists. Of course with the government taking a break from their jobs it meant we could not visit Pearl Harbor or any of the historic sites. In that case we went to Luau!!!
I got a tattoo....NOT! lol...but I did get to taste the waters of being a bad girl. But at 60 getting a tattoo seems so...passe.
There is something so surreal about being on an island. The wonderful thing about being on this island is that I was invisible. No one stared...after all I looked "local!" and it didn't even matter that I couldn't fit into a bikini because a lot of islanders are big people! lol
I happy most happy being a mainlander...which means back to weight watchers I go! LOL